A follow up to Joe’s last video about the involvement of rotational movement in the windmill pitch. This is an important concept to understand!
Joining a gym can be intimidating and overwhelming. In this week’s video, I give you some tips on how to workout in a big, crowded gym. If you’ve already joined a gym and have been following the 2014 Offseason Strength Training Program, this video will show you how to complete the workouts I’ve provided.
“Release point” is very common universal terminology across pretty much all pitching styles. I’m sure you’ve all heard it, said it, and worried about yours being “off.” While there is technically a precise moment in time and spot in the air when the ball breaks contact with your fingers, I believe that thinking about this “point” can be counterproductive.
Hello readers! I’m back from vacation! As the resident Fastpitch Power webmaster, I was greeted with hundreds of spam comments (fun fun!). I tried to go through them all to make sure none of them were real, but it is definitely possible I missed some. If you left a comment on our site anytime since October 16 and it was never approved or answered, please feel free to re-post it on any article, including this one! I’m sincerely sorry for the inconvenience. Anytime we fail to answer one of your questions, chances are there was some technical website issue that prevented us from seeing it. You may always ask twice, or contact us directly if we don’t respond to your first question in a timely manner. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
If you felt like you weren’t at your best at the end of the fall season, take a look at today’s video to find out how to get back on track this off-season!
In this week’s video I explain the importance of rotational movement in the windmill pitching sequence. Although softball pitching doesn’t appear to be powered by rotation in the same way batting is, control of rotation is what allows athletes to achieve critical positions throughout the delivery.
This is the last or our 5-part Hand Action Series which focused on the last minute wrist, hand, finger action of various pitches. We hope this series gave you a close look at the action needed to give your pitches the tight spin, “bite” and movement necessary to successfully execute these pitches and to command the strike zone. Today we look at curve balls.
This week, I’m reposting three older videos, that include theory and exercises designed to improve the first phase of the windmill delivery: the drive through. Each video touches on different technical points and ways to address them through flexibility, core, and strength training.
Here we are with part 4 of our Hand Action Series. Today we are focusing on screwballs. Once again this series emphasizes the movements of your hand, wrist and fingers at the end of the pitch to maximize spin, movement and command. In the screwball we look for very sharp spin and movement which makes it much harder for the batter to make solid contact with the ball.